Phil Collins

(b. 1970) is a British artist currently living and working in Berlin and Glasgow.

He graduated from University of Manchester and School of Art and Design at the University of Ulster in Belfast. He works in performance, photography and video art. His work examines the  economies of affect in reality tv and film, and its exploitative and political charged dimensions. His recent solo shows include Phil Collins: marxism today (British Film Institute, Southbank, London, 2011), retrospective at the Cornerhouse in Manchester (2010), Phil Collins: the world won't listen (Tramway, Glasgow, 2009), they shoot horses (National Gallery of Canada, 2007), Forum 59: Phil Collins (The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2007) and New Work: Phil Collins (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2006).  In 2001 he won a Paul Hamlyn Award for visual arts. Phil Collins was a Turner Prize nominee in 2006 and participated in the 6th Berlin Biennial (2010).

Auditorium Moscow will feature Phil Collins’ documentary film Marxism Today (Prologue), in which the artist focuses on former teachers of Marxism-Leninism from the GDR, recruited through newspaper advertisements. In the film, they talk about how they saw the demise of Soviet socialism, how they feel about the new order and how all the changes have affected their system of values in life.